THE WEDDING KNOT
Meg cant seem to do anything right. Shes tried school teaching, working in a gambling hall, and now shes ended up in a Duluth brothel, running from her ex-partner. Though Meg doesnt want to work the rooms, she finds herself confronted with her first customer, handsome young Robert Hamilton, member of the newly formed Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Robert, one of the few survivors of a disaster, needs a night out and the brothel seems the perfect place, until he meets Meg Reillywho runs out on him, only to turn up the next morning.
This unlikely pair team up and head west, away from Megs past. Roberts mission, to check on a group of Mounties, is at first the only thing on his mind, but soon hes thinking about Meg. Shes like no one else he has ever met; her spontaneity, courage, loving nature and intelligence make her a unique companion.
They become friends and before long they arouse one anothers curiosity about sex and eventually learn about lovemaking together. Though Meg is 29 and Robert 20, they are both new at love, but Megs belief that she is not good enough for Robert drives them apart. Just how love resolves their differences is a dream to read.
There is a charming, toe tingling warmth about THE WEDDING KNOT. Patricia Roy has created two of the most endearing characters to come along in quite a while. Their innocence and vulnerability make their adventures all the more exciting and dangerous, and their passion all the more magical. What a delight! SENSUAL (Apr., 350 pp., $5.99)